What are Antibiotics?We know that every year lots of people get sick with the flu or an infection, especially during the cooler winter months. Many of these people end up at the doctor’s office and leave with a prescription for an antibiotic. But what are they really, and why do we need antibiotics?
Antibiotics as we know them can be traced back to the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming in 1928. Yet there are accounts from ancient times of doctors using moldy bread to treat infections. These antibiotics work by either damaging unwanted bacteria or preventing them from multiplying in the body.
Why is Bacteria so Important?Each one of us can have about 1,000 bacterial strains in our body. No, I didn’t say 1,000 bacteria total, that’s 1,000 different strains! There is approximately 100 trillion good bacteria in and on our bodies.
For years doctors and scientists thought that our bodies were a clean slate and that “bad” bacteria invaded and caused disease. The solution? To create powerful antibiotics to kill these bad bugs. The problem is that these prescription antibiotics not only damage the bad bacteria, but the good as well.
Without good bacteria, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases like ADD, ADHD, asthma, celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome take hold.
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